In this age of diversification and increased mobility, keeping the lines of communication open is especially important. For the SMBs featured in this issue, unified communications tools such as VoIP and videoconferencing streamline the IT infrastructure, improve employee productivity and deliver increased ROI. Technologies that make on-the-go communication possible are equally valuable for Hyder Construction, which regularly has crews scattered across a number of different job sites. The September issue also explores the benefits of cloud computing, peels back the layers of a few companies multitiered security strategies and offers five tips for enhanced mobile security. You'll also find reviews of Plantronics CS55 Wireless Office Headset System and Kofax Express 2.0, as well as a first look at how the Apple iPad is changing the way we do business.